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post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

It's been a while since I posted here, but I would really like some advice from you guys.

 

I have a pair of Head S90's which I've had for about 4 years. I've had a custom insole fitted to them when I bought them, but other than that there was no fitting performed. I've been pretty happy with them but recently (and especially after a 5 day trip to Snowmass) I feel that the boots have been wearing out. The reason I'm saying this is because I need to buckle them as tight as I can to get enough control when carving. I've also noticed some new pressure points in the front of my foot which, I suspect, are the result of buckling too tight.

 

I've been considering two options: getting new boots altogether or getting a new (fitted) liner/insoles for the current ones I have.

 

What I'd like to understand is this:

 

1. given that the boots are a 2009 model, is it even possible to get a new liner for them? 

 

2. Would a new liner restore performance?

 

3. The S90 have a flex index of 90-100. I mostly like to carve groomed steep blacks and I've recently gotten to the point of being comfortable in big bumps/glades and some powder. My skis are a pair of Dynastar Contact 4x4's. Given this I'm trying to understand whether the S90 is too soft and if I'd benefit from a boot with a stiffer boot.

 

Thanks in advance

post #2 of 6
More info please,

How much do you weigh?

How tall?

What size shoe, what size boots?

Mike
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

Mike,

 

I'm 5'8", 145 lbs. I'm a size 9 and the boots I have are 27.0, 27.5.

post #4 of 6

have you shell fit the boots?   I would guess, that as the boot liners pack out, and as you demand more performance, you are finding them too loose.   a new liner will help fill in some of this extra volume, but it will also pack out in time,

 

new (smaller, maybe narrower) boots are the right answer.

post #5 of 6

Size 9 would typically be in either a 25 or 26 but never a 27.  A size 10 1/2 - 11 foot measures 27.  The S90 is also a reasonably high volume boot, so unless you have a high volume foot it is wrong anyway.  I wouldn't waste money on a liner, you need new boots.

 

Lou

post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Lou Rosenfeld View Post
 

Size 9 would typically be in either a 25 or 26 but never a 27.  A size 10 1/2 - 11 foot measures 27.  The S90 is also a reasonably high volume boot, so unless you have a high volume foot it is wrong anyway.  I wouldn't waste money on a liner, you need new boots.

 

Lou

Thanks. I didn't realize that, looked up the charts and it indeed seems to be the case. 

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